Dáil passes bill aimed in the direction of legalising assisted dying
Updated / Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 07: 00
A bill aiming to legalise assisted dying has handed a legislative hurdle within the Dáil and must amassed now proceed to detailed scrutiny.
TDs voted in favour of the Dying with Dignity Invoice by 81-71 and this would possibly maybe now continue to the committee stage.
A Govt motion to position up a special committee to observe the bill for 12 months became defeated.
The bill has been subsidized by Harmony-PBP TD Gino Kenny.
Cupboard ministers backed the Govt motion, nonetheless all other TDs within the three coalition events had a judgment of correct and unsuitable vote.
The Dying with Dignity Invoice has cleared a hurdle within the Dáil by 81 to 71 votes. This would possibly maybe occasionally now proceed to committee stage. @rtenews
— Sandra Hurley (@sandra_hurley) October 7, 2020
When the Govt motion became defeated, all TDs in Fianna Fáil, Elegant Gael and the Green Occasion had a free vote on the bill itself.
All 12 Green TDs supported it at that stage, along with four Fianna Fáil deputies and ten Elegant Gael people.
Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, James Lawless, became a form of that supported the bill after the Govt motion became defeated.
Sinn Féin, Labour and the Social Democrats all voted for the bill to proceed.
Seven Cupboard ministers including the Tánaiste and the Minister for Health voted in favour of the Dying with Dignity Invoice proceeding to committee stage, after the Govt motion became defeated.
They’re Leo Varadkar, Helen McEntee, Simon Harris, Stephen Donnelly, Eamon Ryan, Catherine Martin and Roderic O’Gorman.
Cupboard ministers had been trail to succor the motion in the beginning nonetheless when that failed they moreover had a free vote along with all other Govt TDs.
Ten Elegant Gael TDs supported the Invoice at that stage – Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Ciarán Cannon, Bernard Durkan, Alan Farrell, Brendan Griffin, Simon Harris, Emer Higgins, Helen McEntee, Eoghan Murphy and Leo Varadkar.
Four Fianna Fáil TDs moreover voted for the Invoice to proceed – Thomas Byrne, Stephen Donnelly, James Lawless and Paul McAuliffe.